Nearly 100 years old, the zoo features over 3,500 animals including lions, tigers, and bears—oh my!
Bexar County’s Biblio Tech is a library without a single physical book, offering only digital books and audiobooks.
If you aren’t in town for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in February—one of the largest rodeos in the country—that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing this San Antonio tradition. Maybe it’s more edu-tainment than educational, but the Witte Museum’s CSI: The Experience—created in cooperation with the CBS show—will be a hit with fans of the series.
The Tejas Rodeo holds events from March through November. In a city so rich with history, there are inevitably plenty of San Antonio ghost stories, too—discover them first hand with Alamo City Ghost Tours or the Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour. And if “CSI” just isn’t your thing, the Witte has a rotating selection of exhibits about science and history, especially Texas history. The Menger Hotel Bar is, famously, where President Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders while the Buckhorn Saloon boasts of being the oldest saloon in Texas—though the Menger would argue it’s the oldest continuously operated saloon.
Visit the Menger for a classy cocktail and the Buckhorn—which is, as described, filled with a wide collection of horns, hunting trophies, and other exhibits—for kitsch.
If you’re looking for something more exotic than the ducks and squirrels that inhabit the rest of Brackenridge Park, venture into the San Antonio Zoo.
If you’re looking to go air bound, you can’t do better than Six Flags Fiesta Texas which features several high-octane roller coasters like the Iron Rattler.
But if you don’t have a taste for thrill rides, there are plenty of milder rides and family-friendly entertainment on offer, too.
Morgan’s Wonderland is a different kind of amusement park, designed and built to be completely accessible to children and adults with cognitive or physical challenges while being a fun experience for all visitors.
When you’ve worn out your wallet shopping, both have events throughout the year—not to mention great people-watching.
You won’t find anything like them outside San Antonio!